Anthelios sunblock by La Roche Posay is an ultra premium sunscreen line manufactured in France to exacting standards. Featuring La Roche Posay’s patented sun filtering system, Anthelios sunblock offers protection against both UVA and UVB rays keeping you safe from sunburns and long term sun damage.
What is special about Anthelios sunblock is the inclusion of Mexoryl SX (ecamsule) and Mexoryl XL, two new chemical sun filtering agents that when combined together, protect skin from sunburns, wrinkles, age spots and even some types of skin cancers. The effect of both Mexoryl molecules combined together is synergistic affording greater protection than either one agent used alone. Titanium dioxide and avobenzone (Parsol 1789) stabilized with Octocrylene round out the formulations to deliver sunscreens that are recommended by dermatologists and used by women to protect skin from the effects of aging.
Most experts contend that UV exposure is responsible for over 90% of the effects of skin aging. In addition to breaking down skin’s supporting structures like collagen and elastin, unprotected UV exposure can also precipitate free radicals, which ultimately results in damaged skin. Sun damage results in skin that looks older – in addition to wrinkles and fine lines, skin may develop discolorations and the texture may become rough and uneven. These are not signs found in young, healthy skin and are sure signs that skin is aged and damaged. By protecting yourself from UVA and UVB rays with a product like Anthelios sunblock, skin will retain a more youthful quality. And, costly procedures including laser resurfacing, chemical peels and even Botox, may be minimized later in life.
Sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 should be used daily, year round. Even though UVB rays are less prevalent in winter, UVA rays are around all year. They can penetrate windows, and are around even on cloudy days. If you want to protect skin, then never leave the house without applying sunscreen each day. Anthelios sunblock is found in a range of SPFs, as high as SPF 60. While no sunscreen will provide total block of UV rays, an SPF 60 product will protect against 98-99% of UVB rays.
Anthelios sunblock not only affords superior protection against UV rays, it delivers products that are luxuriously formulated. Anthelios XL Fluide Extreme is a top seller because it’s very lightweight. It can be used by all skin types and is a perfect base under make up. Drier skin types may prefer a product like Anthelios XL Crème, which is slightly moisturizing, yet can still be easily worn under makeup. Lastly, there are sprays, which are ideal for sports and the Dermo Pediatrics line formulated especially for children.